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BB Cooper: Uneasy Street

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Ms. BB Cooper is first and foremost a songwriter whose tunes lend themselves to interpretation by a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists. For Uneasy Street, two of Britain's premiere vocalists, Barb Jungr and Ian Shaw, are well-chosen to show another side of Cooper's emotive pen. While her last offering, The Best of British Vocal Jazz, was heavily dosed with fresh, sparkling performances, Uneasy Street is a dual-gender take on life's flip side. Here, Cooper's music makes it possible for ...

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Cosburn, Dankworth, Gibbons, Herber, Jungr, Kerr, Shaw, Tobin: The Music of BB Cooper: Featuring the Best in British Vocal Jazz

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Featuring eight of Britain's best jazz vocalists, British composer BB Cooper has chosen to collaborate with vocalist/producer Ian Shaw to create a veritable jukebox of her songs. Shaw, who co-hosted this year's BBC jazz awards while also winning best male vocalist, is much in evidence. He not only produced the session and did all the arrangements, but also sits in on piano, Fender and organ and does vocal honors on the touching string-accompanied ballad “How Late It Is". Newcomer Polly ...


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